Agribusiness need to do more with less water. Water infrastructure is changing, so to is the environment and climate.
IOT & Digital
Physical technologies are getting cheaper and more useful in regional and remote settings. Networked sensors are increasingly powerful. Innovative digital solutions allow for new ways to capture and use data.
How can technology be applied to reduce inputs costs, more tightly couple farm planning and production systems to the market and improve overall farm profitability without detriment to the farm system as a whole?
Australian agriculture is struggling to remain competitive in the global marketplace. Traditional agricultural models utilise large volumes of high cost inputs to maintain production rates, at times to the detriment of other economic and environmental indicators.
These events aim to pool together grads, entrepreneurs, industry technicians, business, investors and academics. Teams will be provided with some problem statements, design thinking guidance, data and tools to prototype and test ideas at the Hackathon at La Trobe University.
Flowing on, teams will be able to create an business case in the collaborative Pitch Training workshop.
On the closing night of the Victorian Digital Innovation Festival, participating teams will get a chance to make a splash and present their ideas to the community at the Pitch Night as a celebration of Ag-Innovation.
What you need to know
Parameters of the events
What you get
La Trobe Accelerator Program
Launch your startup
Successful teams will get fast tracked into the La Trobe Accelerator Program!
The La Trobe Accelerator program, in partnership with Deakin and Federation Universities, is a start-up program to build Victoria’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, to help convert our communities’ good ideas into viable businesses.
Winning teams can receive: